Patrícia Calca

patriciacalca@gmail.com

Education
PhD (since 2008) in Political Science, University of Lisbon (Faculty of Law, Faculty of Letters, Institute of Social Sciences), Lisbon, Portugal. Provisional title: “Legislative Behaviour as Government’s Strategy: Lessons from the Portuguese Case”. Oriented by: Nina Wiesehomeier, ICS – UL; Rebecca Morton, Department of Politics – New York University, and António Marques Bessa, ISCSP-UTL;
Master in Political Science, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal. Title: “Jogo sem Fim – Um Estudo Politológico Sobre o Quarto Conflito dos Balcãs”. Oriented by: António Marques Bessa, ISCSP-UTL;
Advanced Program in Security and Defense, Catholic University of Lisbon, Institute of Political Studies, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004;
Bachelor Degree in Political Science, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon, Portugal, 2001.
Visiting Scholar, Universidade de Mannheim, Departamento de Ciência Política, Mannheim, Alemanha (Março – Abril 2012);
Visiting Scholar, Universidade de Barcelona, Comparative Agendas Project, Barcelona, Espanha (Novembro 2011);

Professional and Academic Experience
March – April 2012, Visiting Scholar, Mannheim University, Department of Political Science, Mannheim, Germany;
November 2011, Visiting Scholar, University of Barcelona, Comparative Agendas Project, Barcelona, Spain;
25-27 May 2011, Course: Introduction to Latex, ICS-UL, Lisbon, Portugal;
10-11 May 2011, Introductory Course into QCA Analysis, Prof. Dr. Daniel Stockemer (Ottawa University), ICS-UL, Lisbon, Portugal;
17-19; 22-26 February, Course: Introduction to Programming for Social Scientists, Prof. Dr. Pedro Campos and Dr. Rita Sousa – R- Course, (Faculty of Economy – University of Porto), Prof. Dr. Holger Doring – Programming with Python -, (Post-doctoral in European University Institute of Florence);
September – December 2010, Visiting Scholar, University of New York, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Politics Department, New York, USA;
March-April 2010, Visiting Scholar, University of Mannheim, Political Science Department, Mannheim, Germany;
February-May 2010, Course: Advanced Quantitative Research Methodology, Prof. Dr. Gary King, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (E-Learning);
28 June – 10 July 2009, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Europe Summer Institute, “Basic Seminar: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations” – Prof. Dr. Randal Calvert (Washington University, St. Louis, USA) and Prof. Dr. Andrew Martin (Washington University, St. Louis, USA); “Advanced Seminar I: Random Utility Models and Strategy Choice” – Prof. Dr. Mark Fey (Rochester University, Rochester, USA); “Advanced Seminar II: Operationalizing the Spatial Model” – Prof. Dr. Kevin Quinn (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA), Mannheim Centre for Social Research (MZES), Mannheim University, Weldenbaum Centre, Washington University in St. Louis, Mannheim, Germany;
June-July 2009, Course: Training Tutors in E-Learning , Universidade Aberta (UAb), Lisbon, Portugal;
4-16 August 2008, Summer School of Methods and Techniques, Mathematical Concepts and Formal Modelling – Professor Rebecca Morton (New York University, New York, USA), European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Ljubljana, Slovenia;
8 March-31May 2008, 1st Course of Contemporary Critical Thought, Le Monde Diplomatique in Portugal and NÚMENA, Lisbon, Portugal;
10 November 2007, Workshop “Avaliação de Revistas Científicas: O Caso das Revistas de História”, E-Journal of Portuguese History and University of Évora, Évora, Portugal (8 hours);
22-23 October 2007, Training in Methods and Practices of Territorial Foresight, Foresight, Planning and International Relations Department of the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development, Lisbon, Portugal (16 hours);
17 May-28 June 2007, Short Course people and Islamic Societies between Yesterday and Tomorrow, History Department of University of Évora, Évora, Portugal (18 hours);
27 March-3April 2007, Action Awareness Training Program of Intercultural – “Emigração e Imigração e Interculturalidade: (Pré)conceitos e Práticas, Rede Europeia Anti-Pobreza em Portugal”, Core District of Évora, Évora, Portugal;
23-24 February 2007, Training Course of Violence in War and Peace, Coimbra University, Faculty of Economy, Social Studies Centre, Coimbra, Portugal;
10 November – 13 December 2006, Course: Principles and Practices in Public Administration, Internship Program in Public Administration, Évora University, Centre for Continuing Education, Évora, Portugal (20 hours);
13 November – 7 December 2006, Course: Human Resources Management, Internship Program in Public Administration, Évora University, Centre for Continuing Education, Évora, Portugal (20 hours);
16 November – 21 December 2006, Course: Information Technology(Macromedia – Dreamweaver), Internship Program in Public Administration, Évora University, Centre for Continuing Education, Évora, Portugal (20 hours);
10 October – 13 December 2006, Training Course in E-Business for PME, National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation, (INETI, Lisbon), (E-Learning);
30 May – 1 June 2006, Course “Vinculação Internacional do Estado Português (Direito dos Tratados)”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Institute, Lisbon, Portugal;
18-21 April 2006, Course: Space of Freedom, Security and Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Institute, Lisbon, Portugal;
11-14 July 2005, Summer Seminar The World Order and the Settlement of conflicts, Coimbra University, Faculty of Law, Coimbra, Portugal;
27 June – 1July 2005, Summer Course “European Union: The European Challenges, New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Portuguese Institute of International Relations, Óbidos, Portugal;
23 June 2005, 4th National Conference of Marketing and Services, ISCTE, Instituto para o Desenvolvimento da Gestão Empresarial, Lisbon, Portugal;
21 March 2005, Training Program Class Jacques Delors: Sources of Information in European Union, European Information Centre Jacques Delors, Lisbon, Portugal (6 hours);
15 February 2005, Training Program in National Strategy for Sustainable Development (ENDS), Évora University, Research Centre in Sociology and Anthropology – Augusto da Silva (CISA-AS), Évora, Portugal;
6-11 September 2004, II Young European Eurodefense Meeting, Eurodefense, Portugal and Military Academy, Lisbon, Portugal;
28 September – 3 October 2003, “Curso de Jovens Auditores de Defesa Nacional” 1st Edition, National Defence Institute, Ministry of National Defence, Portugal, Abrantes, Portugal;
May 2003, Course: Check-in DCS, Portway Handling of Portugal,S.A., Lisbon, Portugal;
March 2003, Basic Course in Traffic, Portway Handling of Portugal, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal;
February – March 2003, Initial Training Course for Trainers, Institute of Intensive and Professional Teaching (INEPI), Lisbon, Portugal;
8-13 July 2002, IX International Course of Cascais: Globalization, New Risks and Science, (coordinated by Professor Dr. Maria Eduarda Gonçalves), Municipality of Cascais.
Since October 2009, Tutor, UAb, Department of Social Sciences and Management, Lisbon, Portugal (E-Learning): (International Politics; Power Systems; Political Theory);
Since April 2009, PhD Scholarship of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Superior Studies, Lisbon, Portugal;
October 2008 – April 2009, Research Assistant in the Project “A Corrupção em Portugal: Um Estudo Sociológico” (coordinated by Prof. Dr. Luís de Sousa and Dr. Helena Fazenda), CIES-ISCTE and Central Department of Investigation and Prosecution – Attorney General’s Office, Lisbon, Portugal;
June – September 2008, Research Assistant in the Project “Nutrição, Dietética e Alimentação: Um Campo Profissional em Construção”, (coordinated by Prof. Dr. Luísa Veloso) CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal;
February – March 2008, Research Assistant in the Project “Seclusion and Inclusion in the European Polity: Institutional Change and Democratic Practices (SIEPOL) [coordinated in Portugal by Professor Dr. Catherine Moury, European University Institute in Florence (EUI) Professor Dr. Adriene Héritier and Professor Dr. Peter Mair], CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal;
June-November 2007, Senior Technician, Évora University, CISA-AS, Évora, Portugal;
June 2006 – May 2007, Intern in the Professional Internship Program in Public Administration – Monitoring of Research and Development Projects, Évora University, CISA-AS, Évora, Portugal;
September 2005 – February 2006, Intern, Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development, Cabinet of International Relations, Lisbon, Portugal;
October 2004-2006, Political Insight Collaborator, Consultancy, Queluz, Portugal;
April-October 2004, Responsible for the Institutional Relations, Luso-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce(CCLB), Lisbon, Portugal.
September 2003 – April 2004, Responsible for the Commercial Sector, CCLB, Lisbon, Portugal;
March – October 2003, Technical Assistance to Passengers, Portway Handling of Portugal S.A., Civilian Airport of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal;
February – April 2002, researcher in a project about Ethiopia (coordinated by Professor Dr Fernando Amaro Monteiro, Professor of International Relations in International University, Lisbon), Lisbon, Portugal;
January-July 2001, Intern (Curricular internship), Ministry of National Defence, Lisbon, Portugal;
August – September 2000, Intern in PJENE Program, Youth Portuguese and Municipality of Alvito, Alvito, Portugal;
September – November 1999, Scholar – initiation to research in the project “Regime de Produção e de Consumo dos Museus em Portugal” Praxis Program 98 and POCT, (coordinated by Professor Dr Margarida Lima de Faria), Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Superior Studies, Lisbon, Portugal;
August – September 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999, Programs Leisure Time, Portuguese Institute of Youth and Municipality of Alvito, Alvito, Portugal.

Main Areas of Research
Decision Making Process; Formal Models; Legislative Behaviour; Geopolitics and Conflict; Methods in Political Science; Political Sociology and Communication.

Projects
October 2008 – April 2009, Research Assistant in the Project “A Corrupção em Portugal: Um Estudo Sociológico” (coordinated by Professor Dr Luís de Sousa and Dr Helena Fazenda), CIES- ISCTE and Central Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution – Attorney General’s Office, Lisbon, Portugal;
June-September 2008, Research Assistant in the Project “Nutrição, Dietética e Alimentação: Um Campo Profissional em Construção” (coordinated by Professor Dr Luísa Veloso) CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal;
February – May 2008. Research Assistant in the Project “Seclusion and Inclusion in the European Polity: Institutional Change and Democratic Practices” (SIEPOL) [coordinated in Portugal by Professor Dr Catherine Moury, Professor Dr Adriene Héritier and Professor Dr Peter Mair], CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal;
September – November 1999, Scholar – initiation of research in the Project “Regime de Produção e de Consumo dos Museus em Portugal” Praxis Program 98 and POCT, (coordinated by Prof Dr Margarida Lima de Faria), Science and Technology Foundation, Ministry of Science, Technology and Superior Studies, Lisbon, Portugal.

Awards
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Doctoral Degree Grant from the FCT, Portugal;
2008 CEPESE fellowship to ECPR – Ljubljana Summer School, Portugal;
2009 Centre of Administration and Public (CAPP) fellowship to ECPR Potsdam General Conference, Portugal;
2009 EITM Summer Fellowship, Mannheim University, Germany;
2010, 2011, 2012 ICS-UTL traveling fellowships, Portugal.

Publications

Calca, Patrícia (2012) “Kosovo: Jogo sem Fim – Um Estudo Politológico Sobre o Quarto Conflito dos Balcãs”, Fonte da Palavra/Political Observatory, Lisbon;
Belim, Célia e Calca, Patrícia (eds.) (2012) “Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations: The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama”, Lexington Books, Maryland; Calca, Patrícia (2012) “Legislative Behaviour in Portugal – How the European Union is Influencing this Path?”, In Rolo, Fernanda, Cunha, Alice, Santos, Yvette, and Santos, Aurora (eds.) Portugal and the International Organizations IHC, FCSH-UNL, IDI, Lisbon;
Belim, Célia and Calca (2012) “Conclusion”, In, Belim, Célia and Calca, Patrícia (eds.) Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations: The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Lexington Books, Maryland;
Calca, Patrícia and Belim, Célia (2012) “Introduction”, In, Belim, Célia and Calca, Patrícia (eds.) Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations: The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Lexington Books, Maryland;
Calca, Patrícia and Köehler, Sebastian (2012) “Image Management of Economic Policies and Announcement of Political Decisions: The Bush and Obama Administrations”, In, Belim, Célia and Calca, Patrícia (eds.) Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations: The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Lexington Books, Maryland;
Calca, Patrícia and Ruel, Teresa (2012) “España, Grecia, Italia e Portugal: Calidad de la Democracia, la Política de Estabilidade Política e Pública”, In, Reys, M. and Ramirez, K. (eds.) Management and Public Policies, Mexicalli/Universidad Autónoma de Baja Califórnia, México;
Cunha, Alice and Calca, Patrícia (2011) “The Portuguese Voters and European Elections – A Political- Sociological Appraisal”, In Gregory T. Papanikos (ed.) Essays on Social Themes, ATINER, Athens;
Calca, Patrícia (2012) “A Elite Vista de Dentro – Uma Análise à Nova Classe Dirigente de Milovan Djilas” População e Sociedade (ERIH; LATINDEX), CEPESE, Porto;
Calca, Patrícia (2010) “Clivagens Políticas e Partidos Políticos: Uma Abordagem” CIES, e-working papers number 99, 2010, CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon;
Calca, Patrícia (2009) “Será o Kosovo um Novo Estado? Uma Análise da Aceitação e da Não-aceitação dos Estados sobre o Kosovo”, CEPESE e-Working Papers, – Porto University, Porto;
Calca, Patrícia and Cunha, Alice (2008) “A Question of Perspective: How Portuguese Voters See and Act in European Elections”, CIES e-Working Papers, number 50 de 2008, CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, http://www.cies. iscte.pt/wp_eng.jsp;
Calca, Patrícia (2008) “Kosovo: A Game Without End”, In, Social and Political Sciences Magazine number 2, Spring 2008, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon, pp.53-85;
Calca, Patrícia (2007) “Sistemas Políticos Comparados: Os Casos da Alemanha, dos Estados Unidos da América, da França, do Reino Unido e da Suíça”, In, António Cipriano (ed.) Power Systems, UAb, Lisbon,pp.60-75,http://www.univab.pt/disciplinas/dcsp/sp41055/Caderno_de_Apoio_-_Siste mas_de_Poder.pdf; Calca, Patrícia (2008), Cunha, Alice Monteiro Pita Brito da (2007) “À Descoberta da Europa. A Adesão de Portugal às Comunidades Europeias”, Diplomatic Institute/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lisbon, In, Economia e Sociologia (LATINDEX) number 85, Évora, pp.232-30; Calca, Patrícia (2008) “Matos, José Nuno de (2007) Acção Sindical e Representatividade, Autonomia 27, Azeitão”, In, Economia e Sociologia (LATINDEX) number 85, Évora, pp.234-5;
Calca, Patrícia (2007) “Kadera, Kelly M. (2004) The Power-Conflict Story. A Dynamic Model of Interstate Rivalry, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor-Michigan, In, Economia e Sociologia (LATINDEX) number 83, Évora, pp.277-8;
Calca, Patrícia (2006) “Para lá das Probabilidades: A Luta Internacional pelas Terras de Aquém e de Além-Mar” (a study about the Portuguese Colonial Policy 1961-1974), Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lisbon;
Calca, Patrícia (2006) “Kosovo: Jogo sem Fim – Um Estudo Politológico sobre o Quarto Conflito dos Balcãs”, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon;
Calca, Patrícia. (2001). “Europa que Defesa?”, ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon.

 Reports
Sousa, Luís de, Calca, Patrícia and Jerusa da Costa (2009) “Portugal”, In, 2009 Progress Report on Enforcement of the OECD Convention, International Transparency, June 2009, Berlin;
Veloso, Luísa, Freire, João, Lopes, Noémia Mendes, Oliveira, Luísa, Carvalho, Helena, Craveiro, Daniela, Barbosa, Ana Luísa and Calca, Patrícia (2008), “Nutrição, Dietética e Alimentação: Um Campo Profissional em Construção”, Lisbon, CIES-ISCTE;
Update Report of the Social Diagnosis and the Social Development Plan for the county of Vendas Novas, (coordinated by Prof. Dr Carlos Alberto da Silva – University of Évora), November 2007;
Strategic Plan for the social área for the county of Vendas Novas, promoted by Municipality of Vendas Novas (coordinated by Professor Dr Carlos Alberto da Silva – University of Évora), November 2007;
Final Evaluation External Report of the Project EQUAL “Orientar, Servir e Apoiar: Promover a Conciliação da Vida Familiar/Profissional”, (coordinated by Professor Dr Marcos Olímpio dos Santos – CISA- AS/University of Évora), October 2007;
Final Evaluation External Report of the Project EQUAL “Gente Acolhedora”, (coordinated by Professor Dr Maria da Saudade Baltazar – CISA-AS/University of Évora), September 2007;
Final Evaluation External Report of the Project EQUAL “Nova Agricultura – Novo Desenvolvimento Rural”, (coordinated by Professor Dr Maria da Saudade Baltazar – CISA-AS/University of Évora), Setember 2007;
Final Evaluation Report of the Project PROGRIDE “Sete Vidas”, (coordinated by Professor Dr Maria da Saudade Baltazar – CISA-AS/University of Évora), September 2007;
Final Evaluation External Report of the Project EQUAL “Barrancos Activo”, (coordinated by Dr José Saragoça – CISA-AS/University of Évora), July 2007.

Comunications
July (8-12) 2012, Madrid 2012, XXII World Congress of Political Science “Reordering Power, Shifting Boundaries”, International Political Science Association (IPSA) (Madrid, Spain), “Information Expertise In The Parliament: How Does It Works In Portugal?” (paper giver);
7 July 2012, Pre-IPSA Workshop “Challenges of Electoral Integrity” at Madrid 2012, XXII World Congress of Political Science “Reordering Power, Shifting Boundaries”, IPSA, chair Pippa Norris (Madrid, Spain), “Corruption and Turnout in the Portuguese Regions” (paper giver with Daniel Stockemer);
1 March 2012, 6th APCP Conference (Lisbon, Portugal), “A Political Science to/for the Future: Method, Methodologies and Analysis Techniques I and II” [convenor with Célia Belim, and Teresa Ruel, discussant (I), and chair (II)];
1 March 2012, 6th APCP Conference (Lisbon, Portugal), “The Experimental Method in Political Science – Uses and Operationalization” (paper giver);
17-18 November 2011 speaker on International Conference: Political Comunication Sections do Research Committee for Political Communication (RC22) of International Political Science Association (IPSA) and Political Communication Section da International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in ISCSP-UTL: “How Legislation Frames Elite’s Interests? The Portuguese Example” (Lisbon, Portugal);
17-18 November 2011, speaker on International Conference: Political Comunication Sections – Research Committee for Political Communication (RC22), International Political Science Association (IPSA) and Political Communication Section – International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in ISCSP-UTL, “Public Opinion Perceptions of Institutional Decision-Making Process – The Case of India” (Lisbon, Portugal);
10 November 2011, speaker on International Conference: Portugal and the International Organizations – Institute of Contemporary History, NEW University of Lisbon: “Legislative Behaviour in Portugal – How the European Union is Influencing this Path?” (Lisbon, Portugal);
11 October 2011, speaker on International Conference: Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts in Africa, National Defense Institute: “Construções Atípicas de Democracia: África e os Balcãs” (with Teresa Ruel) (Lisbon, Portugal);
7 September 2011, speaker on X CONGRESS: “La Política en la Red”, Spanish Association of Political Science and Administration (AECPA): “When the Executive Produces Laws: Decision-Making Process as a Mirror of Democracy’s Virtues and Vices in Times of Crisis” (Múrcia, Spain);
2 September 2011, presentation on American Political Science Association (APSA) 2011 Annual Meeting of poster: “Bush and Obama Administrations – Two Different Ways of Announcing Political Decisions?” (with Sebastian Köhler) (Seattle, USA);
27 August 2011, speaker on 6th ECPR General Conference, on the panel: “The Framing of Democracy’s Quality at Regional Level – The Cases of Autonomous Communities” (Reykjavik, Iceland);
28 April 2011, Conference “Cabo Verde do Atlântico à Diáspora” from the Cicle of Conferences “Lusofonias Políticas”, of the project “Ciência Política ao Café”, Political Observatory (OP) – New University of Lisbon, Academic Association from the Social Sciences Institute – University of Lisbon (AAICS-UL), Association of the Portuguese Language Universities (AULP) and Bookstore Pó dos Livros (Lisbon, Portugal);
3 March 2011, speaker on the Research Seminar of the Political Science Master – Salamanca University: “The Governmental Use of Decree Power: The Rational-Choice Approach to Portuguese Politics” (Salamanca, Spain); 2 February 2011, Social Sciences Conference: Approaches of research: “Contextos de Educação”, AAICS-UL, ICS-UL (Lisbon, Portugal);
1 February 2011, speaker on Social Sciences Conference: Approaches of research: “O Comportamento Legislativo como uma Estratégia Governamental em Portugal: Notas para Discussão”, AAICS-UL, ICS-UL (Lisbon, Portugal);
16 December 2010, moderator’s comment to the movie “Cartoons Sangrentos” from the Film Cycle “Why Democracy?”, AAICS-UL, ICS-UL (Lisbon, Portugal);
31 August 2010, responsible for the panel on the 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference: “Strengthening Democracy: Southern European Perspectives in the Quality of Democracy I – Representation” (with Susana Cabaço) (Dublin, Ireland);
31 August 2010, responsible for the panel on the 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference: “Strengthening Democracy: Southern European Perspectives in the Quality of Democracy II – Institutions and Public Opinion” (with Susana Cabaço) (Dublin, Ireland);
31 August 2010, responsible for the panel on the 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference: “Political Strategy, Public Opinion and Media: The Cases of Bush and Obama Administrations” (Dublin, Ireland);
28 – 30 July 2010, responsible for the 5th panel: Latin American Political Science Congress, Integration, Diversity and Democracy in Bicentenary Times: “Going inside Democracy’s Quality: Selected Cases of Southern European Countries” (Buenos Aires, Argentina);
28 – 30 July 2010, 5th Latin American Political Science Congress, Integration, Diversity and Democracy in Bicentenary Times: “Public Policy: Outputs From a Decision- Making Processes in Portugal” (Buenos Aires, Argentina); 28 – 30 July 2010, 5th Latin American Political Science Congress, Integration, Diversity and Democracy in Bicentenary Times: “Public Policies Reflect Democracy’s Quality: The cases of Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal” (Buenos Aires, Argentina);
4 – 7 July 2010, presentation on “Encontro com a Ciência em Portugal do poster: O Uso do Poder de Veto Pelo Governo: A Escolha Racional como Base Para a Decisão Política em Portugal” (Lisbon, Portugal);
22 June 2010, moderator on International Conference of Politics and Policies: Latin America in Debate: “Um Continente em Mudança II: As Políticas”, AAICS-UL, ICS-UL (Lisbon, Portugal);
29 April 2010, moderator on Conversations about… of communication “Sobre A Rebelião das Massas de Ortega y Gasset” presented by Susana Cabaço, AAICS-UL, ICS-UL (Lisbon, Portugal);
22 April 2010, moderator on 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference “Construction of North American Political Image: The Bush and Obama Administrations” (Chicago, USA);
22 April 2010, speaker on 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association National Conference: “Democratization, Religious Conflicts and Chaos: Kosovo’s Case” (Chicago, USA);
6 March 2010, speaker on 5th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “Opinião Pública e Políticas Públicas: Portugal como Exemplo” (with Paula Jerónimo) (Aveiro, Portugal);
5 March 2010, responsible for the panel, moderator and speaker on the 5th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “A Qualidade da Democracia em Portugal: A Abordagem Possível” (with Susana Cabaço) (Aveiro, Portugal);
4 March 2010, responsible for the panel, moderato rand speaker on the 5th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “Um Cruzamento com Muitos Caminhos – Perspectivas Metodológicas na Ciência Política” (with Guillermo Bóscan) (Aveiro, Portugal);
4 March 2010, speaker on the 5th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “A Teoria da Escolha Racional – Uma Abordagem Metodológica à Ciência Política” (Aveiro, Portugal);
12 September 2009, speaker on the 5th ECPR General Conference: “Kosovo: After a Past of Conflict a Future of Development?” (Potsdam, Germany);
4 September 2009, speaker on the 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association – European Society or European Societies? “A Muddle Concept: Making Sense of Social Capital Operationalization” (with Susana Cabaço) (Lisbon, Portugal);
3 September 2009, speaker on the 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association – European Society or European Societies?: “Policies and Public Opinion – An (Un)Clear Relation” (with Paula Jerónimo) (Lisbon, Portugal);
30 September 2009, speaker on the III Portuguese Congress of Demography – O Declínio Demográfico: Que Mudanças?: “Rios Prospectivos: Um Percurso Demográfico, Sociológico e Político – O Caso da Região do Douro Internacional” (with Lúcia Sobreiro) (Lisbon, Portugal);
26 June 2008, speaker on the VI Portuguese Congress of Sociology – Social Worlds: Knowledge and Practices, (APS): “Portugal e os Seus Recursos. Uma Questão de Segurança e Defesa?” (Lisbon, Portugal);
13 June 2008, speaker on the Encontro A Instabilidade nos Balcãs, Lusíada University – Porto: “O Kosovo – A Certeza do Ontem e do Hoje, a Incerteza do Amanhã?” (Porto, Portugal);
12 May 2008, speaker on the 2nd International Conference on Sociology, ATINER: “A Question of Perspective: How Portuguese Voters See and Act in European Elections” (with Alice Cunha) (Athens, Greece);
7 March 2008, speaker on the IV Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “Imprevistos Previsíveis – A Teoria dos Jogos Estratégicos na Ciência Política” (Lisbon, Portugal);
6 March 2008, speaker on the IV Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “Visões Europeias – A Percepção dos Portugueses Sobre a União Europeia” (with Alice Cunha) (Lisbon, Portugal);
20 October 2007, speaker on the IX Congresso Nacional de Auditores (Associação de Auditores de Defesa Nacional): “Uma Estratégia de Recursos para Portugal” (Évora, Portugal);
19 October 2007, speaker on the Encontro Estado da Sociologia em Portugal – Formação, Investigação e Profissionalização, APS: “Apontamentos Sobre a Investigação e a Formação da Responsabilidade do Centro de Investigação em Sociologia e Antropologia da Universidade de Évora” (with Marcos Olímpio dos Santos, Saudade Baltazar and Lúcia Sobreiro) (Lisbon, Portugal);
25 June 2007, speaker on the II National Debate about the Future of Europe, IEEI: “Traçados Indefinidos: As Fronteiras da Europa” (Lisbon, Portugal):
27 April 2007, speaker on the IX Journeys of the Sociology Department – University of Évora – Spanning Boundaries: “A Problemática da Água: Do Global ao Local” (with Marcos Olímpio dos Santos and Lúcia Sobreiro) (Évora, Portugal);
27 April 2007, speaker on IX Jornadas do Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade de Évora – Transpondo Fronteiras: “Nas Fronteiras da Europa: Relações Internacionais e Segurança” (Évora, Portugal);
April 2007 Design and formatting of the Minutes of the VIII Journeys – Contemporary Issues, Sociology Department – Évora University;
31 March 2006, speaker on the III Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science: “Análise Geoestratégica do Conflito do Kosovo” (Lisbon, Portugal);
29 April 2012, speaker on Primary Schools of Venda Nova in a session about “As Alterações Políticas e Institucionais que o 25 de Abril Gerou em Portugal” (with António Cipriano) (Venda Nova, Portugal).

 Databases Collaboration
Project “A Corrupção em Portugal: Um Estudo Sociológico” (coordinated by Professor Doutor Luís de Sousa and Dr Helena Fazenda), CIES-ISCTE and Central Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution – Attorney General’s Office, Lisbon, Portugal (2010);
Project “Nutrição, Dietética e Alimentação: Um Campo Profissional em Construção” (coordenated by Professor Dr Luísa Veloso) CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal (2008);
Project ” Seclusion and Inclusion in the European Polity: Institutional Change and Democratic Practices” (SIEPOL) [coordinated by Professor Dr Catherine Moury, Professor Dr Adriene Héritier and Professor Dr Peter Mair], CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal (2008);
Project that lead to the Update of the Social Diagnosis Report and Social Development Plan for the District of Vendas Novas, (coordinated by Professor Dr Carlos Alberto da Silva – Universidade de Évora) (2007);
Project “Regime de Produção e de Consumo dos Museus em Portugal” Praxis 98 Program and POCT (coordinated by Professor Doutora Margarida Lima de Faria), FCT, Ministry of Science, Technology and Superior Studies, Lisbon, Portugal (1999).

 Publications of Conference Proceedings
Calca, Patrícia and Sobreiro, Lúcia (2008) “Rios Prospectivos: Um Percurso Demográfico, Sociológico e Político – O Caso da Região do Douro Internacional, Actas do III Congresso Português de Demografia – O Declínio Demográfico: Que Mudanças?”, Portuguese Association of Demography, Lisbon;
Calca, Patrícia (2008) “Portugal e os seus recursos. Uma Questão de Segurança e Defesa?”, Minutes of the VI Portuguese Congress of Sociology – Social Worlds: Knowledges and Practices, APS, Lisbon;
Calca, Patrícia (2007) “Uma Estratégia de Recursos para Portugal”, minutes of the IX National Congress of Accountants, Association of National Defense Accountants, Évora; Santos, Marcos dos, Baltazar, Saudade, Calca, Patrícia and Sobreiro, Lúcia (2007) “Apontamentos Sobre a Investigação e a Formação da Responsabilidade do Centro de Investigação em Sociologia e Antropologia da Universidade de Évora”, minutes of the Meeting State of Sociology in Portugal – Formation, Research and Professionalization, APS, Lisbon;
Calca, Patrícia (2007) “Traçados Indefinidos: As Fronteiras da Europa”, II National Debate about the future of Europe, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (IEEI), Lisbon;
Santos, Marcos dos, Calca, Patrícia and Sobreiro, Lúcia (2007) “A Problemática da Água: Do Global ao Local”, Minutes of the IX Journeys of the Sociology Department, Évora University – Bridging Borders, Évora;
Calca, Patrícia (2007) “Nas Fronteiras da Europa: Relações Internacionais e Segurança”, Minutes of the IX Journeys of the Sociology Department – University of Évora – Bridging Borders, Évora;
Calca, Patrícia (2006) “Análise Geoestratégica do Conflito do Kosovo”, minutes of the 3rd Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science, Lisbon (CD-ROM).